Three-Bean White Chili

Mix up this one-pot dinner recipe by topping with sliced avocado, radishes, crumbled Cotija cheese, roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and hot sauce.

Three-Bean White Chili in bowls
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
9 cups


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cup chopped onions

  • 2 fresh poblano chile peppers, chopped*

  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 2 15 ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15 ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15 ounce can pinto beans or navy beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15 ounce can golden hominy, rinsed and drained

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans reduced-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 8 ounce carton sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • Salt and black pepper

  • Toppers, such as sliced avocado and radishes, roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas), crumbled Cotija cheese, lime wedges, and/or bottled hot pepper sauce


  1. In a 4- to 5-qt. pot cook and stir garlic, onion, and poblano in hot oil over medium 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat.

  2. Add one can of the cannellini beans; mash until nearly smooth. Stir in remaining cannellini beans and next 6 ingredients (through oregano).

  3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in cilantro. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve with desired toppers.


Chiles such as poblanos contain capsaicin, which gives them their spicy heat and will cause a long-lasting burning tingle on your skin. To avoid this, wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with chiles. If they touch your hands, wash with soapy water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
11g Fat
56g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 862mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 103.4mg 517%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 767mg 16%
Folate, total 61.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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